Empowerment Through Advocacy: Jerina Ordono

by Jerina Ordono  LIVING WITH PURPOSE Cancer and my husband taught me how to live and live with a sense of purpose and passion, which brings us to present day and my involvement with Fight Colorectal Cancer. I didn’t go through this life-changing experience of living in the cancer world to just hold it all inside…after…  Read More

ADVOCACY UPDATE – SEPTEMBER 2014

Advocates, Congress took a five-week break in August and early September but that didn’t slow us down! Between our advocacy and awareness efforts, we’ve stayed busy. For real-time updates, be sure to join our Advocates Facebook Group. Why Advocate? Chris Heffelbower, a stage IV survivor from Minnesota, joined us at the Twins game for Pitch for Prevention…  Read More

CREATING A VISION – A CURRENT OF HOPE

“Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events. It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice,…  Read More

What's Happening on Capitol Hill? May 2013 Update

Dear Advocates, Your efforts are making an impact. Every time you exercise your right as a US citizen to communicate with Congress, you are changing the landscape for colorectal cancer patients. We applaud you for your passion and advocacy. Has Your Representative Cosponsored H.R. 1070? ACTION REQUESTED Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) introduced on March 15 the…  Read More

Help us make a difference | 2013 Call-on Congress

The 2013 Call-on Congress will be big. Over 80 colorectal cancer advocates plan to attend. Presentations and exercises make for a full agenda. Our legislative priorities will be heard! But, what if you cannot be in Washington DC with us next week? Big news – we still NEED your help. United Behind a Cure – Call-in…  Read More

What will we do at the 2013 Call-on Congress?

Call-on Congress harnesses the passion of those impacted by colorectal cancer and helps them make a difference when it comes to the law. Some of us come as survivors. Others of us sign up as caregivers, widows, researchers, physicians, friends and family. (See some of the reasons the 2013 attendees signed up!) Regardless of our relationship…  Read More